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Does anyone know of any way I could potentially create foam from a powder residue after mixing it with water. I've looked around online but can't seem to find any solution.

 

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

What kind of powder? What kind of foam?

 

Depending on usage case the way you'd do that is different. You thinking like home made drywall, home made aerogell (water not really useful there) or some other use?

 

Generally speaking if you impregnate the water with a large amount of gas with some pressure tricks you can then use other pressure tricks to make the paste "bubble" while it hardens. You could also do some additive chemical mixture stuff (like hydrogen peroxide) to generate your internal bubbles, but that might screw with whatever you're using the foam for.

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Thank you for your response, it's really appreciated. I should have been more specific. I was hoping there was some kind of chemical reaction to form a frothy foam that would sit on water, thick enough to sit on the water and not sink. I wanted to know if their is some kind of powder that would start the reaction with water.

 

I don't know if such a thing exists. Any help is appreciated.

 

Thank you.

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Thank you for your response, it's really appreciated. I should have been more specific. I was hoping there was some kind of chemical reaction to form a frothy foam that would sit on water, thick enough to sit on the water and not sink. I wanted to know if their is some kind of powder that would start the reaction with water.

 

I don't know if such a thing exists. Any help is appreciated.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Such chemicals do exist. There are several surfactants that can act as foaming agents. In fact, most detergents and soaps act this way.

 

I don’t know what specific use you have in mind so it is not possible to provide a more specific answer.

 

Here is a link to a Chemical site that has lots of information you can dig through and see if you find what you are looking for.

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